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How Facial Recognition Works

If we as humans struggle so much to recognise features on a face - how then do machines do this?

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These 18 Sci-Fi Movies May Have Inspired the Biometrics Industry

Star Trek, which aired as a show in 1966 and was made into its first movie in 1979, used biometrics such as voice ID, retina scan, and facial recognition.

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The Benefits of Integrated Access Management Systems

In today’s fast paced, digitally forward world, companies look for ways to save time as well as costs by simplifying internal systems. The idea of having to login to multiple systems for one process is a pain, so systems that work together seamlessly are at the forefront of all business operational expenses. Companies want convenience where system on-boarding is simple and learning the processes and software is easy and straightforward. ‍

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7 steps to successful biometric implementation

Biometrics can provide the organisation an intelligent balance of security and convenience if implemented and managed correctly. Biometrics has often been considered a risky and unreliable investment for many organisations. Its rocky reputation influenced by poorly managed and integrated installations seldom factor in key considerations such as the environment, operational impact and legalities. However, the Goode Intelligence study, found that biometric authentication delivers improved security and compliance benefits, and allows for a balance between security and convenience without compromising on either. Biometrics can provide the organisation with a balanced and accessible authentication platform that supports the customer, the business and an omnichannel strategy, but it has to be implemented correctly.

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Why Your Business Should Consider Biometric Access Systems

There are many benefits to implementing a biometric access system for your company, premises or building, and it is not only for large corporations. In a world where it is so easy to spoof keycards and password, companies are increasingly vulnerable and protection against unauthorised guests is becoming increasingly vital.

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Digital Authentication Through Biometrics - Your Personal Guard In A Modern World

Protecting your digital identity is not just reserved for the cast of a first grade hacking movie, and being able to authenticate your proof of ownership is not just for those that are trading in crypto currency. In our modern tech-savvy world with interconnected devices, we should all pay a little more attention to protecting ourselves from identity fraud.

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Ending the nuisance (and risk) of visitors’ books

Visitor records are necessary, but the days of the grubby book-based register at the guard house are numbered, says Ideco. Filling in the visitors’ register at the entrance to office blocks or residential estates is a pet peeve of most South Africans: to simply enter a site, they must balance a cumbersome visitors’ book on their car steering wheel, etch out their details with a failing pen, and complete endless fields of personal information. This process takes time, may cause a backup of traffic behind the visitor completing the log, and – worst of all – puts their personal information at risk.

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Surveillance evolves as cameras get a brain

Advanced new facial recognition technology is giving ordinary surveillance systems the ability to learn, analyse what cameras see, conduct market research and even proactively mitigate risk. Video Surveillance systems are an important step towards enhanced security, but they have certain shortfalls – they are very dependent on the ability of the control centre and monitoring team to be alert to every moment on every screen, all the time. “With surveillance cameras now in place virtually everywhere, it becomes extremely difficult to analyse who is where and what they are doing, all the time,” says Marius Coetzee, CEO of SA-based identity specialists Ideco. “This means traditional surveillance footage is typically used after an event to support investigations.”

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